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Nystagmus Awareness Day: Does Nystagmus Impair Vision?
Nystagmus Awareness Day: Does Nystagmus Impair Vision?

What To Know About Nystagmus Causes Of Nystagmus When this eye condition develops at or soon after birth, it is called infantile nystagmus. If it develops later in life, often due to another triggering incident, it is called acquired ny

May 20, 2022
Cataract Awareness Month: The Role Of Your Optometrist In Cataract Management
Cataract Awareness Month: The Role Of Your Optometrist In Cataract Management

Your Optometrist And Cataract Management Managing Symptoms Cataracts develop slowly over time. As they develop, your vision will diminish as less light comes through the lens. This lack of light hitting the retina will often cause peopl

May 6, 2022
Vision Health Month: Improve Your Vision AND Protect Your Eyes With Transitions® Lenses
Vision Health Month: Improve Your Vision AND Protect Your Eyes With Transitions® Lenses

The Benefits Of Transitions® Lenses 1. Reduce UV Exposure UV light is harmful to the eyes and can increase your risk of developing cataracts, photokeratitis (sunburn of the eyes), growths, eye cancer, and more. Transition lenses tha

April 29, 2022
Sports Eye Safety Month: Common Sport Injuries That Can Impair Your Vision
Sports Eye Safety Month: Common Sport Injuries That Can Impair Your Vision

Types Of Sports-Related Injuries Concussions A concussion is a type of brain injury caused by hitting or bumping the head. When the head suffers an abrupt impact, the brain suddenly moves forward and back and can hit the skull, causing

April 22, 2022
Women's Eye Health And Safety Month: How Pregnancy Can Impact Your Vision
Women's Eye Health And Safety Month: How Pregnancy Can Impact Your Vision

Potential Eye Changes During Pregnancy Blurred Vision During pregnancy, you will likely experience swelling in areas such as the feet, ankles, legs, hands, and face. Swelling can also happen in the eyes as they fill with more fluid than

April 15, 2022
Why Are My Contact Lenses So Uncomfortable?
Why Are My Contact Lenses So Uncomfortable?

Common Causes Of Contact Lens Irritation Dry Eyes Dry eye symptoms can be caused by a lack of oils in the tears that cause tears to evaporate quickly, leaving the eye without adequate lubrication. Dry eyes can also be caused by decrease

April 8, 2022
How Your Optometrist Treats Retinal Detachment
How Your Optometrist Treats Retinal Detachment

Treating A Detached Retina Attaching The Retina If the retina has detached, it will require surgery from an ophthalmologist. While there are multiple forms of surgery used to readjust the retina, the actual reattachment will likely use

March 18, 2022
World Glaucoma Week: Understanding Glaucoma
World Glaucoma Week: Understanding Glaucoma

Why Glaucoma Week Matters What Is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide. Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve as a result of increased pressure within the eye. G

March 11, 2022
Save Your Vision Month: The Benefits Of Protective Eyewear
Save Your Vision Month: The Benefits Of Protective Eyewear

The Benefits Of Safety Glasses Prevent Serious Eye Injuries. When the eye is damaged, it can be very difficult to treat and repair, and the eye injuries sustained during construction jobs or other types of labour can be incredibly detrim

March 4, 2022
What Is Vision Therapy?
What Is Vision Therapy?

Visual Therapy 101 What Is Vision Therapy? Vision therapy trains the eyes and the brain to work together. While visual acuity is a measure of how good your eyesight is using the 20/20 scale, visual skills are the mechanical skills of the

February 25, 2022
Take Our REVITAL-EYES Dry Eye Quiz And Say Good Bye To Dry Eyes
Take Our REVITAL-EYES Dry Eye Quiz And Say Good Bye To Dry Eyes

Why Take The Quiz And What To Do After How Does The Quiz Work? The quiz is a simple self report. All you have to do is go to the REVITAL-EYES Dry-Eye Quiz on the Blink Eyewear site and click the drop-down bar labeled “Dry Eye Quiz&

February 18, 2022
Why Transitions Lenses Are Great For Winter
Why Transitions Lenses Are Great For Winter

The Benefits Of Transitions Lenses Even In Winter Protection Against UV Rays. UV rays can be very damaging to eyes, with prolonged or frequent exposure leading to increased risk of skin cancer, cataracts, eye cancer, growths on the ey

February 11, 2022
How Is Glaucoma Treated?
How Is Glaucoma Treated?

The Types Of Glaucoma And Their Treatments Types Of Glaucoma. Treatment for glaucoma is dependent on the type of glaucoma. Open-angle glaucoma is the most common type of glaucoma, where the drainage angle of fluid is open and yet t

January 28, 2022
5 Benefits Of Disposable Contact Lenses
5 Benefits Of Disposable Contact Lenses

5 Benefits Of Disposable Contact Lenses Disposable Contacts Improve Eye Health. The human eye contains proteins, lipids, and calcium that can build up on reusable contacts. This buildup is why contacts often become uncomfortable at th

January 21, 2022
LASIK Surgery: What It Is And How Your Optometrist Can Help
LASIK Surgery: What It Is And How Your Optometrist Can Help

What Is LASIK Eye Surgery And How Can An Optometrist Help? What Is LASIK Eye Surgery? Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, typically referred to as LASIK or laser eye surgery, is a common refractive surgery that uses lasers to corre

January 14, 2022
How Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes... Even In the Winter
How Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes... Even In the Winter

Protect Your Eyes From UV Rays This Winter What Are UV Rays? Ultra Violet (UV) Radiation can be classified into ultraviolet A (UVA), ultraviolet B (UVB), and ultraviolet C (UVC). Most of the UV rays we receive are UVA rays, as the oth

December 17, 2021
How To Get Used To Your Multifocal Lenses
How To Get Used To Your Multifocal Lenses

While your eyes are adjusting, you may feel mildly dizzy or have difficulty focusing, but this is normal with all new glasses. The only strange part about adjusting to multifocal lenses will be training yourself to look through the proper z

December 10, 2021
Make Your Child's Visit To The Eye Doctor A Good Experience With These Tips
Make Your Child's Visit To The Eye Doctor A Good Experience With These Tips

This excitement typically starts at home, with the use of positive language and proper preparation for an outing to the optometrist. Of course, the child isn’t the only one going to the exam, which is why it’s just as important

December 3, 2021
When To See An Eye Doctor For Excessive Tearing
When To See An Eye Doctor For Excessive Tearing

Excessive tearing may be caused by temporary irritants but it is also possible that there are other complications with the tear duct or the eye. If significant tearing lasts longer than a few days, consult with an eye doctor. What Causes

November 26, 2021
What is Strabismus and How Can My Optometrist Treat It?
What is Strabismus and How Can My Optometrist Treat It?

There are many known causes and symptoms that your eye doctor will work with you to identify. Once the diagnosis has been determined, there are numerous treatment options available that can be conducted at your local optometrist office. Thi

November 22, 2021
How Does An Optometrist Diagnose And Treat Macular Pucker?
How Does An Optometrist Diagnose And Treat Macular Pucker?

One of the causes of impairment of your central vision can be macular pucker. This can be detected through a comprehensive eye exam and your optometrist can recommend a treatment plan to avoid more severe vision loss. Here is what you shoul

November 12, 2021
How Your Optometrist Diagnoses And Treats Floaters
How Your Optometrist Diagnoses And Treats Floaters

If you are seeing more eye floaters than usual, see an optometrist immediately一especially if you are experiencing other symptoms such as flashes of light. You could be experiencing a torn retina or a complication from eye surgery. 

October 27, 2021
Lens Coatings For Eyeglasses
Lens Coatings For Eyeglasses

6 Lens Coatings at Blink Eyewear    At Blink Eyewear, we offer a selection of lens coatings and a large catalogue of prescription eyeglasses and frames. Lens coatings you can pair your new glasses with include: UV coati

October 21, 2021
When To See An Optometrist For Pink Eye
When To See An Optometrist For Pink Eye

Our Calgary eye doctors at Blink Eyewear understand that pink eye can be extremely uncomfortable. That is why we are committed to providing the best care possible for your eye condition. Come see our optometrists at Creekside, West Springs,

October 14, 2021
Eyeglass Trends For Fall 2021
Eyeglass Trends For Fall 2021

With the trends moving away from 90’s inspired wire frames and settling solidly into the 70’s chunky and oversized frames, you can bet designers are sending out some of their best and boldest frames for Fall. Here are the top tr

September 23, 2021
How Your Optometrist Diagnoses And Treats Cataracts
How Your Optometrist Diagnoses And Treats Cataracts

Cataracts are characterized by cloudiness of the lens of the eye, rendering your vision increasingly blurry and opaque over time. Having your cataracts diagnosed early on is key in managing and treating them. The more advanced your cat

September 15, 2021
3 Questions To Ask Your Eye Doctor About Wearing Contacts With Astigmatism
3 Questions To Ask Your Eye Doctor About Wearing Contacts With Astigmatism

One thing you may have heard about astigmatism is that you cannot wear contact lenses to correct it. This may have been true a long time ago. Today, contact lenses crafted specifically for correcting astigmatism are widely available. 

September 9, 2021
How An Optometrist Can Help Even After Laser Eye Surgery With Annual Eye Exams
How An Optometrist Can Help Even After Laser Eye Surgery With Annual Eye Exams

As much of a perfect solution for vision loss as laser eye surgeries are, they do not make your annual eye exams with your optometrist redundant. That is because eye exams do more than just detect vision impairment; they also allow your eye

August 18, 2021
The Benefits of UV Protection For Your Prescription Eyeglasses And Sunglasses
The Benefits of UV Protection For Your Prescription Eyeglasses And Sunglasses

The simplest and most effective way of keeping your vision safe from UV rays is to don a stylish pair of UV-coated prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses. A good UV film can block up to 100% of UV rays from entering your eyes, allowing you t

August 12, 2021
The Importance Of Kids' Back To School Eye Exams
The Importance Of Kids' Back To School Eye Exams

Not only can poor vision detract from your child’s learning, it also negatively affects their social development by barring them from fully participating in extracurricular activities. A child who cannot see well is a child who lacks

August 5, 2021
 Adjusting To Bifocal And Progressive Lenses
Adjusting To Bifocal And Progressive Lenses

What Bifocal And Progressive Lenses Do   Bifocal and progressive lenses (or multifocal lenses) correct presbyopia, a common vision condition in which the aging individual can no longer clearly see up close due to the loss of fl

July 29, 2021
Choosing The Best Eyeglass Frames For You
Choosing The Best Eyeglass Frames For You

Finding The Perfect Frames For You  Frames are purely an aesthetic matter. But if you are going to wear your eyeglasses every day, you should probably do it with style. Glasses are not just a way to correct your vision; they can be

July 22, 2021
Transition Lenses And How To Take Care Of Them
Transition Lenses And How To Take Care Of Them

Taking Care Of Your Transition Lenses  To maximize your transition lenses’ lifespan, follow these directives:  Clean your transition lenses every day: You will be most likely wearing your transition lenses at all ti

July 6, 2021
Things To Do Before Buying Your Prescription Sunglasses
Things To Do Before Buying Your Prescription Sunglasses

Things To Consider Before Buying Your Prescription Sunglasses  Choosing a pair of prescription sunglasses uniquely tailored to your needs and tastes is a lot like choosing standard prescription glasses. Many of the considerations ar

July 1, 2021
What is the Difference Between an Optometrist, Optician, and Ophthalmologist?
What is the Difference Between an Optometrist, Optician, and Ophthalmologist?

Although an Optometrist, Optician, and Ophthalmologist all begin with the letter ‘O’ and specialize in ocular health, the similarities end there. ‘What is the difference between a doctor of Optometry, an Ophthalmologist an

June 24, 2021
Not Sure What Contact Lens Is Right For You? Learn More About The 4 Different Contact Lens Options
Not Sure What Contact Lens Is Right For You? Learn More About The 4 Different Contact Lens Options

Long gone are the days of wearing clunky glasses that get in the way of your daily activities. Contact lenses are an excellent choice for nearly anyone who needs vision correction and does not want to wear glasses full-time or undergo LASIK

June 17, 2021
4 Conditions That Can Be Detected With A Retinal Exam
4 Conditions That Can Be Detected With A Retinal Exam

Many people don’t realize that retinal imaging is important even if you don’t wear corrective lenses or have vision issues. These exams are also able to check for and detect overall health concerns like high blood pressure. &

June 10, 2021
Signs and Symptoms of Macular Degeneration
Signs and Symptoms of Macular Degeneration

The eye is one of the most delicate and vital organs in our body. It is an essential component for both vision and balance. If there is any malfunction, your quality of life can be greatly compromised. Macular Degeneration, also called Age-

June 3, 2021
How To Handle An Eye Care Emergency
How To Handle An Eye Care Emergency

The eye is a very delicate organ. Even a seemingly minor injury can lead to serious complications if not treated immediately. In this article, you will learn about the different emergency eye problems that require medical attention from an

May 25, 2021
Patient’s Guide To Retinal Detachment
Patient’s Guide To Retinal Detachment

Have you ever heard of retinal detachment? It is a medical condition where the retina detaches from its normal position. In most cases, this can be fixed with minor surgery if caught right away. In this blog, we will be diving into answerin

May 17, 2021
How To Choose Contact Lenses For Dry Eyes
How To Choose Contact Lenses For Dry Eyes

Choosing the perfect pair of contact lenses, especially for dry eyes can be challenging, and we don’t want anyone telling you that dry eye sufferers cannot wear contact lenses! You just have to do some due diligence and find the right

May 11, 2021
Why Do My Eyes Feel So Dry?
Why Do My Eyes Feel So Dry?

Are your eyes chronically irritated? Do you frequently experience a gritty feeling, itchiness, redness, and burning in your eyes? Are your eyes often watering, but you feel no relief?  You may be suffering with the symptoms of Dry Eye

May 4, 2021
Eye Doctors: Optometrists & Ophthalmologists
Eye Doctors: Optometrists & Ophthalmologists

Similar to medical care professionals such as family doctors and surgeons, eye care also has different doctors depending on the type of treatment that is needed. The two types of doctors responsible for optical care are Optometrists and Oph

April 27, 2021
Glasses To Best Suit Your Face Shape
Glasses To Best Suit Your Face Shape

  If you are someone who wears glasses, you understand how much of an impact they can have on your appearance. They are something you wear every day and over time they become a part of your overall appearance. This is why it is impo

April 20, 2021
What a Sight for Sore Eyes! 7 Exercises to Combat Digital Eye Strain
What a Sight for Sore Eyes! 7 Exercises to Combat Digital Eye Strain

Since Covid, we are spending more time than ever on our screens. Meetings have all become virtual, we stare at our computers during the workday, our phones on our breaks, and our TVs in the evenings. What’s interesting is although our

April 12, 2021
Top 5 Glasses Trends For Spring 2021
Top 5 Glasses Trends For Spring 2021

It’s springtime- which means spring cleaning our homes, swapping out our drab winter coats and wardrobes for pastel blues, pistachio greens and dainty peach numbers. While you’re refreshing your look to add some colour back

April 6, 2021
4 Signs You might Have Myopia (Nearsightedness)
4 Signs You might Have Myopia (Nearsightedness)

Myopia (nearsightedness) is a common eye condition where nearby objects appear clear, but your vision is blurred when looking at things further away. Here’s what you need to know about this condition and how our Calgary optometrists c

March 21, 2021
What Is Astigmatism And How To Correct Your Vision
What Is Astigmatism And How To Correct Your Vision

Astigmatism can come on its own or with other symptoms of strained vision. You might be experiencing headaches, strained vision, trouble night-driving, or seeing far/close. Suppose you are noticing changes in your eyesight. In that case, an

March 14, 2021
Do You Need New Eyeglasses? 5 Questions You Must Ask Yourself
Do You Need New Eyeglasses? 5 Questions You Must Ask Yourself

Are your frames outdated and damaged? Are you constantly squinting or struggling to see, even when you are wearing your eyeglasses? Here are five signs that you need a new pair of eyeglasses and how our Calgary optometrists can help you fin

March 3, 2021
How To Alleviate Dry Eyes Symptoms At The Source
How To Alleviate Dry Eyes Symptoms At The Source

Living With Debilitating Dry Eyes?   Air conditioning is banned in your car, and you might even live with the frigid temperatures in your vehicle to avoid the dry heat escaping your vents if you can even see without blinking 1000 t

February 24, 2021
What Is the Ideal Age for LASIK Eye Surgery?
What Is the Ideal Age for LASIK Eye Surgery?

People of all ages can experience vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness). If you are tired of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, you may be considering other vision correction options. But what is

February 19, 2021
 3 Reasons Why Your Child Should Wear Sunglasses in the Winter
3 Reasons Why Your Child Should Wear Sunglasses in the Winter

Encouraging your child to wear sunglasses during the winter is much more important than you’d think. Here are three reasons why it’s so important for your little one to keep their shades on when outdoors during the cold season,

February 14, 2021
 4 Reasons Why You Should Opt for Daily Disposable Contact Lenses
4 Reasons Why You Should Opt for Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

Are you considering making the switch from eyeglasses to contact lenses? Here’s everything you need to know about daily disposable contact lenses and how they can protect your eye health while improving your quality of life. For

February 7, 2021
5 Important Facts About Children’s Vision
5 Important Facts About Children’s Vision

Good vision is extremely important for your child’s development. Here’s everything you need to know about your child’s ocular health and how to ensure their eyesight remains clear as they grow. Your child’s visi

January 31, 2021
Dry Eyes and Contact Lenses: Top Dos & Don’ts
Dry Eyes and Contact Lenses: Top Dos & Don’ts

If you suffer from dry eyes, it can make wearing contact lenses uncomfortable and even increase your risk of developing a serious eye infection. But don’t toss out your lenses for eyeglasses just yet! Here are some steps that can make

January 24, 2021
Why You Should Buy Your Eyeglasses From a Trusted Optometrist
Why You Should Buy Your Eyeglasses From a Trusted Optometrist

A recent trend has developed in the eye care world where people are opting to buy eyeglasses online instead of ordering them through their trusted optometrist. Here are some dangers of buying your eyeglasses online and why it’s always

January 17, 2021
Top Tips on How to Prepare for Your Next Eye Exam
Top Tips on How to Prepare for Your Next Eye Exam

Are you due for an eye exam with your family optometrist? Here are some top tips to make your next appointment with your eye doctor easier and why such checkups are so important for your eye health and overall well-being. Whether you&r

January 10, 2021
5 Important Factors to Consider When Choosing a Calgary Optometrist
5 Important Factors to Consider When Choosing a Calgary Optometrist

Are you searching for an optometrist in Calgary? From comprehensive eye exams to cataract management and emergency eye care, our family optometrists have the training, state-of-the-art equipment, and knowledge to meet all your eye health ne

December 24, 2020
4 Rules Contact Lens Wearers With Dry Eyes Must Follow
4 Rules Contact Lens Wearers With Dry Eyes Must Follow

Wearing contact lenses when you have dry eyes can be challenging. However, there are certain steps you can take to keep your vision clear and ensure that the whole process goes as comfortable as possible. Dry eye syndrome is an eye con

December 17, 2020
6 Reasons Why You Should Opt for Laser Eye Surgery
6 Reasons Why You Should Opt for Laser Eye Surgery

For patients who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, LASIK eye surgery is an excellent option to correct your vision. Here are four main benefits of undergoing laser eye surgery and how to know if this is the right choice for you. More

December 10, 2020
Top Tips to Help You Manage End of Day Contact Lens Discomfort
Top Tips to Help You Manage End of Day Contact Lens Discomfort

Do you wear contact lenses? Here are four tips to help you manage end of day contact lens discomfort and how our Calgary optometrists can help keep your vision clear and comfortable. For patients who require vision correction, two of t

December 3, 2020
Your Total Guide to Computer Vision Syndrome
Your Total Guide to Computer Vision Syndrome

Do your eyes become dry, itchy, and/or red after using your computer for long periods of time? Here are some of the signs and causes of computer vision syndrome, and how your Calgary family optometrist can help protect your eye health and e

November 26, 2020
The Main Signs, Symptoms and Treatments for Diabetic Eye Diseases
The Main Signs, Symptoms and Treatments for Diabetic Eye Diseases

Anyone with type 1 or type 2 diabetes is at risk for developing diabetic eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy. With November being Diabetic Eye Disease Month, we want to highlight some of the main symptoms, signs, and treatments for di

November 20, 2020
 6 Things Your Optometrist Checks for During a Glaucoma Test
6 Things Your Optometrist Checks for During a Glaucoma Test

Often referred to as ‘the sneak thief of sight’, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of preventable vision loss in seniors in the United States and Canada. Regular eye exams from your Calgary optometrist can help detect early

November 19, 2020
What to Expect From a Toddler Eye Exam
What to Expect From a Toddler Eye Exam

Uncorrected vision problems in children can interfere with learning and development, so it’s important to ensure your kid visits the optometrist regularly. Here’s why regular eye exams for children are important, and what you ca

November 13, 2020
The Importance of Regular Diabetic Retinal Exams
The Importance of Regular Diabetic Retinal Exams

A comprehensive digital retinal exam allows your Calgary optometrist to accurately evaluate the back of your eye and detect certain eye diseases early on, allowing for more effective treatment and protection against vision loss. During

November 6, 2020
4 Simple Tips to Prevent Digital Eye Strain
4 Simple Tips to Prevent Digital Eye Strain

Computer vision syndrome, also referred to as digital eye strain, describes a group of vision-related issues that result from prolonged use of your cell phone, computer, or tablet. Here are some of the symptoms you should be aware of and to

October 28, 2020
Step-by-Step Guide to a Contact Lens Fitting
Step-by-Step Guide to a Contact Lens Fitting

Are you considering switching from eyeglasses to contact lenses? Here’s everything you need to know about a contact lens fitting appointment and how our Calgary optometrists can help ensure you find the best fit for your needs. F

October 21, 2020
5 Surprising Health Issues That Can Be Uncovered During an Eye Exam
5 Surprising Health Issues That Can Be Uncovered During an Eye Exam

Your eyes are the window to your soul — and your general health. Here are five surprising health conditions that your Calgary optometrist can discover during a comprehensive eye exam. Unlike a simple vision screening, a comprehen

October 12, 2020
Everything You Need to Know About Glaucoma
Everything You Need to Know About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that is one of the leading causes of blindness in Canada. At Blink Eyewear, our qualified optometrists provide comprehensive glaucoma testing services to detect this condition early and help prevent visio

October 4, 2020
 Your Total Guide to Buying Designer Eyeglasses
Your Total Guide to Buying Designer Eyeglasses

Are you looking to buy a new pair of eyeglasses? Here are some of the things that should guide you when making this purchase and how our team of Calgary optometrists can help you find the perfect pair. For many people, purchasing eyegl

September 29, 2020
How to Prepare Your Child for Their Eye Exam
How to Prepare Your Child for Their Eye Exam

Is your kid due for an eye exam? Here’s what to expect from this appointment and how our team of highly qualified optometrists can help ensure clear vision and optimal eye health for your entire family. As a parent, you want to d

September 23, 2020
6 Signs You’re a Good Candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery
6 Signs You’re a Good Candidate for LASIK Eye Surgery

Are you tired of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses? LASIK eye surgery can be used to successfully correct your vision and our Calgary optometrists can help determine whether or not you are a good candidate for this procedure. LASIK

September 16, 2020
 How Our Optometrists Can Help You Find the Perfect Pair of Eyeglasses
How Our Optometrists Can Help You Find the Perfect Pair of Eyeglasses

Are you looking for a new pair of eyeglasses? Our Calgary optometrists have the expertise and knowledge needed to help you find the right pair to suit your face shape and lifestyle. A properly fitting pair of eyeglasses is not only a g

September 8, 2020
5 Makeup Tips for Dry Eyes
5 Makeup Tips for Dry Eyes

Are dry eyes making it tough for you to wear your favourite eyeliner, eyeshadow, or mascara? Here are some simple and easy dry eye care tips when wearing makeup. Dry eye syndrome is a condition when your eyes don’t produce enough

August 30, 2020
 Top Tips to Protect Your Vision as You Age
Top Tips to Protect Your Vision as You Age

Protecting your eyesight is key if you want to enjoy a happy and full life. Here’s why yearly senior eye exams are so important and some steps you can take to ensure your vision remains clear as you age. Scheduling regular senior

August 20, 2020
The Risks of Opting for an Online Eye Exam
The Risks of Opting for an Online Eye Exam

In today’s world, the internet allows you to do almost anything from the comfort of your home, whether it’s shopping or earning a degree. You can even receive an online eye exam — but how accurate are these vision tests an

August 13, 2020
What to Expect From a Contact Lens Fitting
What to Expect From a Contact Lens Fitting

Are you considering switching from eyeglasses to contact lenses? Here’s why booking a contact lens fitting with your Calgary optometrist is so important and what to expect from this appointment. While contact lenses offer a great

August 5, 2020
Nominate Your Favourite COVID Hero and WIN THEM a FREE Pair of Maui Jim Sunglasses!
Nominate Your Favourite COVID Hero and WIN THEM a FREE Pair of Maui Jim Sunglasses!

Let's thank the people who have helped us during these trying times. Know of a parent, sibling, teacher, volunteer, frontline worker, neighbour or friend that has been there that has helped in some way? Nominate them to win a FREE pair

August 1, 2020
6 Simple Home Remedies For Dry Eyes
6 Simple Home Remedies For Dry Eyes

Do you suffer from dry eyes? Here are some simple home remedies to help ease symptoms such as redness and blurry vision and how our Calgary optometrists can help keep your vision clear and comfortable. Dry eye syndrome is a very common

July 29, 2020
Top Designer Eyeglasses Trends to Watch Out For in Summer 2020
Top Designer Eyeglasses Trends to Watch Out For in Summer 2020

Are you looking for a new pair of affordable and trendy eyeglasses? At our Calgary eye clinic, we carry a wide range of designer eyeglasses that are sure to meet your every need! Here are the top designer eyeglasses trends for 2020 you shou

July 19, 2020
 4 Age-Related Eye Conditions You Must Watch Out For
4 Age-Related Eye Conditions You Must Watch Out For

Are you experiencing some changes to your eyesight due to age? Regular visits to your optometrist for senior eye exams can protect your eye health and restore comfort and clarity to your vision. Age will inevitably bring about changes

July 15, 2020
4 Reasons Why You Need to Schedule Regular Eye Exams For Your Child
4 Reasons Why You Need to Schedule Regular Eye Exams For Your Child

Visiting your SW Calgary kid’s optometrist is very important to ensure the long-term health of your child’s eyes and protecting the clarity of their vision. Here are four reasons why your child needs to see their optometrist on

July 5, 2020
Everything You Need to Know About Eye Allergies
Everything You Need to Know About Eye Allergies

Do you suffer from eye allergies? Here’s how our SW Calgary optometrist can help diagnose your condition and treat it to help restore clarity and comfort to your vision. Also referred to as allergic conjunctivitis, an eye allergy

June 25, 2020
Why Eye Exams Are Important For The Whole Family
Why Eye Exams Are Important For The Whole Family

Many people mistakenly believe that they need to visit their family optometrist only if their eyesight or prescription has changed. The truth is, eye exams with your NW eye doctor are important for a lot more than simply ensuring clear visi

June 18, 2020
5 Benefits of Yearly Eye Exams For Seniors
5 Benefits of Yearly Eye Exams For Seniors

As you age, you are more vulnerable to certain changes that can weaken your vision and compromise your eye health. Here’s why it’s so important for seniors to schedule regular eye exams with their SW Calgary optometrist. Ol

June 9, 2020
5 Easy Tips and Tricks to Maintain Clear Vision and Healthy Eyes
5 Easy Tips and Tricks to Maintain Clear Vision and Healthy Eyes

Do you want to achieve and maintain good vision? Here are some simple tips and tricks from our NW Calgary optometrist on how to ensure optimal eye health for your entire family. Your eyesight is one of your most valuable senses and it

June 2, 2020
3 Ways Too Much Screen Time Impacts Your Child’s Health
3 Ways Too Much Screen Time Impacts Your Child’s Health

Are you concerned about the impact of too much screen time on your child’s eye health, physical development, and social skills? Here are 3 ways overuse of digital devices can negatively impact your kid’s overall well-being.

May 30, 2020
How Too Much Screen Time Affects Children’s Eye Health
How Too Much Screen Time Affects Children’s Eye Health

Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives and as we become more reliant on it, children are being exposed to smart devices at younger ages. Here are some of the dangers of too much screen time on children’s eye health

May 17, 2020
Benefits of Using Our Calgary Virtual Eye Clinic
Benefits of Using Our Calgary Virtual Eye Clinic

Do you, or a family member, have an urgent eye emergency? Are you looking to reorder contact lenses or other eye care essentials? Our Calgary optometrists are offering telemedicine services, including virtual consultations, to help meet all

May 11, 2020
Blink Eyewear is Back and Ready to Serve You!
Blink Eyewear is Back and Ready to Serve You!

Dear Valued Patients, Blink Eyewear is fully open and we are ready to take care of all your vision care needs! A special THANK YOU to all of you for your loyalty and support during these trying times. We promise to continue to

May 6, 2020
 9 Things You Should Never Do With Your Contact Lenses
9 Things You Should Never Do With Your Contact Lenses

Good vision contributes to overall well-being and independence for individuals of all ages, so it’s important to never cut corners on healthy contact lens wear and care. Here are 9 things you should never do with your contact lenses.

May 4, 2020
How to Wear Your Contact Lenses Safely During COVID-19
How to Wear Your Contact Lenses Safely During COVID-19

Do you have questions about wearing contact lenses during COVID-19? Do you need to reorder your lenses? Our Calgary eye clinic is now offering curbside pickup for contact lenses, as well as telemedicine services, including video consultat

April 21, 2020
6 Simple Steps to Protect Your Family’s Vision While at Home
6 Simple Steps to Protect Your Family’s Vision While at Home

Looking after your overall health, including the health of your eyes, during the COVID-19 pandemic is more important than ever. While our Creekside optometrists are offering eye emergency care for kids and adults, here are some steps you

April 20, 2020
4 Fast and Easy Eye Exercises to Try At Home
4 Fast and Easy Eye Exercises to Try At Home

At Blink Eyewear, our Calgary eye doctors are offering telehealth services during COVID-19 to keep your vision protected. Here are some of the top exercises to help you keep your eyes healthy and sharp at home. Good vision is key to yo

April 12, 2020
How to Fix Broken Eyeglasses at Home During COVID-19
How to Fix Broken Eyeglasses at Home During COVID-19

Have you accidentally dropped, stepped on, or sat on your eyeglasses? While our Calgary eye clinics are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are always on hand to help. However, depending on the severity of your broken frames, you may be

April 6, 2020
How to Look After Your Eye Health During COVID-19
How to Look After Your Eye Health During COVID-19

During this trying time of the COVID-19 virus, it’s more important than ever to take care of your health, and that includes your eyes! Here are 10 simple ways to boost your eye health and maintain clear vision during this time. 

March 30, 2020
How to Handle an Eye Emergency During COVID-19
How to Handle an Eye Emergency During COVID-19

Experiencing an eye emergency, especially during the outbreak of COVID-19, can be concerning. But don’t worry! Our Calgary eye doctors are available at our Creekside location, open for emergency urgent care by appointment only. We are

March 25, 2020
Call Our Calgary Optometry Hotline For Urgent Eye Care Assistance During COVID-19
Call Our Calgary Optometry Hotline For Urgent Eye Care Assistance During COVID-19

May 5, 2020, Blink Eyewear Update: We're Back! Open For Eye Care By Appointment! The Alberta College of Optometrists has allowed for all optometry offices to reopen. Routine and Emergency Eye Care Call, email or book online. R

March 22, 2020
5 Simple Steps to Protect Your Child From Digital Eye Strain
5 Simple Steps to Protect Your Child From Digital Eye Strain

Are you worried about your child spending too much time on the computer or phone during this period of social distancing and COVID-19? Here are some tips from our Creekside optometrists on how to protect your kids eyes from digital eye st

March 5, 2020
6 Eye Diseases Your Optometrist Can Detect With Retinal Imaging
6 Eye Diseases Your Optometrist Can Detect With Retinal Imaging

Digital retinal imaging during your regular eye exam will allow your Calgary eye doctor to evaluate the health of the back of your eye and catch any early signs of certain ocular conditions that could cause vision loss down the road. D

February 29, 2020
3 Key Facts About Childrens Vision
3 Key Facts About Childrens Vision

Good vision is key for a child’s development and plays an important role in classroom performance, cognitive function, and social development. Here are 3 essential facts you should know about children’s eyesight and the importan

February 23, 2020
 3 Helpful Tips For Finding The Right Optometrist
3 Helpful Tips For Finding The Right Optometrist

Are you looking for an eye doctor in NW Calgary? From emergency eye care to eye exams, our family optometrists have the experience, equipment, and knowledge to meet all your eye health needs. Have you neglected your regular eye exams b

February 15, 2020
How To Pick The Right Frames For Your Face Shape
How To Pick The Right Frames For Your Face Shape

Are you wondering how to find the right pair of eyeglasses for your face shape? At our Calgary eye clinic, we have a wide range of high quality eyewear, including designer eyeglasses, to suit all your unique needs. When it comes to fin

February 2, 2020
4 Serious Childrens Vision Problems to Look Out For
4 Serious Childrens Vision Problems to Look Out For

Clear vision and healthy eyes are extremely important for your child’s development and well-being. Here is a guide to the most common kids vision problems and why your little one needs to visit the optometrist regularly. Vision p

January 30, 2020
5 Key Signs Your Child is Ready For Contact Lenses
5 Key Signs Your Child is Ready For Contact Lenses

Is your child expressing a desire to try contact lenses? Here’s how to know if they are ready for such a transition and how our Calgary family optometrist can help you make the safest and most informed decision about your child’

January 21, 2020
 The Importance of Retinal Imaging During Your Yearly Eye Exam
The Importance of Retinal Imaging During Your Yearly Eye Exam

Has your optometrist suggested a retinal exam during your comprehensive checkup? Here’s everything you need to know about this eye test and why it’s so important for your vision. Just because you have clear vision, doesn&rs

January 15, 2020
Eye Exams vs Vision Screenings: Why Your Child Needs Both
Eye Exams vs Vision Screenings: Why Your Child Needs Both

Has your child passed the vision screenings at his/her school? Here are some reasons why it’s still important for them to get regular eye exams with your Calgary family optometrist. Your child’s vision and eye health is ver

January 8, 2020
Importance of Getting Screened for Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Importance of Getting Screened for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Visiting your Calgary optometrist regularly, especially as you get older, is key to detecting and managing age-related eye conditions, such as cataracts and AMD. Our Calgary optometrists serve the Crowfoot and surrounding areas and can help

December 31, 2019
How to Get Used to Your Progressive Lenses
How to Get Used to Your Progressive Lenses

Have you just started wearing progressive lenses? Here’s what you need to know about the adjustment period and some tips to get used to your new lenses quickly. Progressive lenses have three prescriptions in one pair of eyeglasse

December 28, 2019
5 Reasons Why You Must Have a Contact Lens Fitting
5 Reasons Why You Must Have a Contact Lens Fitting

Are you considering switching from eyeglasses to contact lenses? Here’s why it’s best to always schedule a contact lens fitting with your Calgary optometrist. For patients who require vision correction, one of the best meth

December 11, 2019
3 Reasons to Invest in Blue Light Blocking Lenses
3 Reasons to Invest in Blue Light Blocking Lenses

Is your vision becoming increasingly blurred? Do you suffer from constant headaches? Spending too much time in front of your computer can cause undesirable symptoms. Talk to your Crowfoot optometrist today about how blue light lenses can he

December 3, 2019
6 Signs of Hyperopia You Must Watch Out For
6 Signs of Hyperopia You Must Watch Out For

Hyperopia (farsightedness) is a common eye condition where nearby objects appear blurred, but your vision is clearer when looking at things further away. Here’s what you need to know about this condition and how our Calgary optometris

November 26, 2019
3 Reasons Why You Should Invest in High Quality Eyeglasses
3 Reasons Why You Should Invest in High Quality Eyeglasses

When it comes to your eyeglasses, cheaper is never better. Opting for a low quality frame will not only lead to higher long-term costs, but it can also pose a danger to your ocular health. Here are 3 reasons why you should never settle for

November 18, 2019
3 Ways Our Calgary Eye Doctors Protect Your Vision As You Age
3 Ways Our Calgary Eye Doctors Protect Your Vision As You Age

Are you starting to notice some age-related changes to your vision? Visiting your Calgary eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam can help protect your vision and restore the health to your eyes. Age brings about many changes in the bo

November 10, 2019
4 Simple Ways to Keep Your Vision Clear This Winter
4 Simple Ways to Keep Your Vision Clear This Winter

While everyone loves the holiday season, the truth is that winter can take a toll on your body, health, and mood, and your eyes are no exception! Whether you wear eyeglasses or not, here are 4 simple tips on how to protect your vision this

November 5, 2019
5 Tips to Protect Your Child From Digital Eye Strain
5 Tips to Protect Your Child From Digital Eye Strain

Are you worried that excessive computer use may be causing vision problems in your child? Here are some tips from our Crowfoot optometrists on how to protect your child from digital eye strain. Today, millions of children are using com

November 5, 2019
3 Types of Contact Lenses For Astigmatism
3 Types of Contact Lenses For Astigmatism

Do you have astigmatism? Here is a guide on which contact lenses work best for patients who have this eye condition and how our Calgary optometrists can help ensure your vision remains clear and comfortable. Astigmatism is a refractive

October 22, 2019
3 Factors You Must Consider When Choosing New Eyewear
3 Factors You Must Consider When Choosing New Eyewear

Are you looking for a new pair of eyeglasses? Here are 4 factors you must consider when selecting the right eyewear for your face shape, lifestyle, and unique needs. Visiting your Calgary eye doctor yearly is very important because he/

October 13, 2019
3 Reasons Why You Should Never Buy Eyeglasses Online
3 Reasons Why You Should Never Buy Eyeglasses Online

While it can be very tempting to buy eyeglasses online, it is always better to buy them from a professional eye doctor. Here are 3 reasons why you should always visit an optometrist when you need a new pair of prescription spectacles.

October 1, 2019
Top Eye Problems Seniors Must Watch Out For
Top Eye Problems Seniors Must Watch Out For

Aging can bring up certain changes that weaken your vision and eye health. Here are some of the most common age related eye problems and why regular senior eye exams are so important. Regular eye exams for seniors are very important be

September 28, 2019
3 Ways to Ease the Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome
3 Ways to Ease the Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome

Do you suffer from dry eye syndrome? Our qualified Calgary optometrists offer comprehensive dry eye care to restore the comfort and clarity of your vision. A common vision condition, dry eye syndrome occurs when your eyes don’t p

September 22, 2019
How to Choose Between Different Types of Contact Lenses
How to Choose Between Different Types of Contact Lenses

Are you considering switching to contact lenses? Before you do, here are some of the pros and cons of the different types of contact lenses and how your optometrist can help you choose the right pair for your lifestyle and ocular needs..

September 17, 2019
7 Signs It's Time For Your Next Eye Exam
7 Signs It's Time For Your Next Eye Exam

Is your vision a little blurry? Are your eyes feeling more sensitive to light or you’re getting more frequent headaches? Here are 7 signs that it’s time to book an eye exam with your Calgary family optometrist.  Achi

September 4, 2019
Prevent Vision Loss With These 4 Tips
Prevent Vision Loss With These 4 Tips

Taking care of your vision and ocular health is critical if you want to enjoy a high quality of life. To lower your risk of vision loss or eye conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration, follow these 5 tips from our Calgary eye do

August 24, 2019
5 Signs You Need to Visit an Eye Doctor For Emergency Care
5 Signs You Need to Visit an Eye Doctor For Emergency Care

Are you experiencing new and sudden ocular symptoms such as eye pain, redness, or increased light sensitivity? Here are 5 sure-fire signs that you need to visit your Calgary eye doctor for emergency eye care immediately.  Even tho

August 19, 2019
How to Prepare Your Child For Their First Visit to the Optometrist
How to Prepare Your Child For Their First Visit to the Optometrist

Is it time for your child to receive their first eye exam? Here are some of the best tips from our Calgary kid’s optometrist on how to prepare your child for this checkup and what you can expect from the visit.  Eyecare is e

August 13, 2019
Taking Your Child to The Optometrist For the First Time: What You Need to Know
Taking Your Child to The Optometrist For the First Time: What You Need to Know

Although serious vision problems in children are rare, early visits to the optometrist are key to picking up any issues such as amblyopia and managing them as early as possible. Here’s what you need to know about your child’s fi

August 5, 2019
How to Know if Contact Lenses Are Safe for Your Child
How to Know if Contact Lenses Are Safe for Your Child

One of the most common questions parents have about contact lenses and their children is: when is my child old enough to start wearing contact lenses? This guide will help you make the safest choice when it comes to your child’s eye h

July 23, 2019
What to Expect From a Glaucoma Test at Our Calgary Eye Clinic
What to Expect From a Glaucoma Test at Our Calgary Eye Clinic

Did you know that glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in Canada? At Blink Eyewear, our qualified optometrists provide comprehensive glaucoma testing to protect your eye health and help prevent any vision loss. Glaucoma i

July 14, 2019
Eyeglasses vs Contact Lenses: Which Option Is Right For You
Eyeglasses vs Contact Lenses: Which Option Is Right For You

Do you require vision correction? Here are the pros and cons of eyeglasses vs contact lenses and how to decide which option is best suited for your needs and lifestyle.  Regularly scheduled visits to the doctor or dentist are impo

July 4, 2019
4 Common Mistakes Made By Contact Lens Wearers
4 Common Mistakes Made By Contact Lens Wearers

If you wear contact lenses, it’s very important to use and look after them properly. Here are the top 5 mistakes most contact lens wearers make and how to avoid them for healthy and clear vision. Contact lenses offer patients an

June 25, 2019
Warning Signs of Vision Problems in Children
Warning Signs of Vision Problems in Children

Regular checkups with your child’s eye doctor is a key way of identifying problems with your little one’s vision early on. Here are some warning signs of vision problems that parents should watch out for. Clear vision and h

June 17, 2019
8 Ways to Protect Your Eyes This Summer Season
8 Ways to Protect Your Eyes This Summer Season

With a new season starting, now is the perfect time to dedicate yourself to taking care of your vision. From wearing the right sunglasses to eating a healthy diet, here are 6 simple tips that will help you maintain the health of your eyes.

June 10, 2019
Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job
Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

Are you considering switching from eyeglasses to contact lenses? Here’s why it’s important to visit our Calgary vision centre and how our opticians can help you find the best pair of lenses for your needs. Do you spend most

June 1, 2019
 3 Reasons Why You Should Never Wear Poor Fitting Contact Lenses
3 Reasons Why You Should Never Wear Poor Fitting Contact Lenses

Are you considering switching from eyeglasses to contact lenses? Here’s why it’s important to visit our Calgary vision centre and how our opticians can help you find the best pair of lenses for your needs. Contact lenses ar

May 21, 2019
 4 Contact Lens Tips For Dry Eye Sufferers
4 Contact Lens Tips For Dry Eye Sufferers

Do you struggle to wear contact lenses because of dry eyes? Here are some simple and easy dry eye care tips for comfortable and clear vision. For patients who require vision correction, contact lenses offer a comfortable, aesthetically

May 13, 2019
3 Most Common Age Related Vision Changes
3 Most Common Age Related Vision Changes

Are you experiencing some changes to your vision due to age? Scheduling regular eye exams with your Crowfoot optometrist can restore the clarity and comfort to your eyesight. As you age, it is inevitable that you will experience some c

May 6, 2019
4 Ways Your Optometrist Ensures The Health of Your Eyes
4 Ways Your Optometrist Ensures The Health of Your Eyes

Have you ever wondered what tests opticians use to best determine the health of your eyes and clarity of your vision? Here are some of the top tests and equipment that are used at our Calgary vision centre. Protecting your eyesight is

May 3, 2019
3 Signs It's Time For a New Prescription
3 Signs It's Time For a New Prescription

Are you suffering from frequent headaches or struggling to see things clearly, even with your eyeglasses? Here are 3 signs that it’s time to visit your Crowfoot optometrist for an updated prescription. If you do require vision co

April 24, 2019
How to Find The Right Eye Clinic For Your Vision Needs
How to Find The Right Eye Clinic For Your Vision Needs

Are you looking for a vision centre in Crowfoot? Here are the top tips for finding an eye clinic in Crowfoot that can meet all your vision and eye health needs. Did you know that some of the most common and dangerous eye conditions don

April 24, 2019
Top Tips For Choosing The Right Pair of Eyeglasses
Top Tips For Choosing The Right Pair of Eyeglasses

Are you looking for a new pair of eyeglasses that will perfectly compliment your face? Here’s how your Blink Eyewear optometrist can help you find the right frame for your lifestyle and needs. Top Tips For Choosing The Right Pair

March 31, 2019
Choosing Eyeglass Frames for Children
Choosing Eyeglass Frames for Children

According to statistics, approximately one out of five children need to wear glasses to see accurately. Unfortunately, it can be hard to get children to wear glasses for one of several reasons. Children can find glasses uncomfortable, &ldqu

March 21, 2019
Eyeglass Basics
Eyeglass Basics

Modern eyewear serves a dual purpose. In addition to being a vision-correcting medical device used to enhance your safety and quality of life, eyeglasses have become a major fashion accessory. Therefore, when it comes to selecting eyeglasse

March 13, 2019
Eye Exams for Contact Lenses
Eye Exams for Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a great alternative to wearing eyeglasses. An often unknown fact is that not all patients wear contact lenses as their primary source of vision correction. Each patient is different, with some patients wearing contact len

March 8, 2019
Blurred Vision And Sensitivity - Unidentified Symptoms Of Uveitis
Blurred Vision And Sensitivity - Unidentified Symptoms Of Uveitis

Uveitis is a general term for an inflammatory response in the eye that can be caused by a broad range of diseases or conditions. It is called uveitis because the area that is inflamed is the uvea, although the condition can also affect othe

February 20, 2019
FAQs Of Vision Insurance Plans
FAQs Of Vision Insurance Plans

With more vision insurance options than ever before, there are a few basics you need to know - regardless of whether your vision insurance plan is part of an employer health benefits package or one you choose yourself. Plan to Maximize

February 11, 2019
Experiencing Night Blindness? Find Out How Retinitis Pigmentosa Affects You
Experiencing Night Blindness? Find Out How Retinitis Pigmentosa Affects You

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is an eye disease that is inherited, and very rare. The retina, which is the light-sensitive portion of the eye, degenerates progressively over time. The result of this degeneration is the loss of peripheral vision

February 6, 2019
Contact Lens Fitting
Contact Lens Fitting

It is not uncommon for patients to have difficulty wearing contact lenses for a number of reasons. Due to individual eye shape, certain conditions or impairments, or the aftermath of surgery, some patients are considered to be “hard t

January 16, 2019
Pink, Stinging Eyes? It Could Be Pink Eye
Pink, Stinging Eyes? It Could Be Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or even allergies to pollen, chlorine in swimming pools, and ingredients in cosmetics, or othe

March 28, 2013

Outstanding vision care across Calgary

Outstanding vision care across Calgary

Blink Eyewear is the largest provider of vision services and care in Calgary, operating no fewer than 3 accessible locations across the region. All of our stores are inventoried with the most sought-after designer and commercial frames and eyewear for all occasions and purposes. 

Home to experienced optometrists and opticians, our stores also offer comprehensive eye exams to individuals of all ages, emergency eye care, and the treatment and management of eye conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.

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Blink Eyewear boasts the largest collection of eyewear in Calgary, but our 3 locations are also home to the region’s finest optometrists. Just as you will not find a better store to shop for your eyewear, you will not find a better vision clinic to do your eye exam or treat your eye condition. 

Go ahead and Blink; what you see is really what you get. Call one of our store numbers or fill out the form below to book an appointment.

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